Monthly Archives: February 2018

Rent strike wins in East LA


By Scott Scheffer Residents of the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights are savoring a rent-strike victory organized by a group of tenants. The Mariachi rent strike forced a rich real estate developer to sign the first-ever collective bargaining agreement between tenants and a landlord in Los Angeles. About half the tenants in the 24-unit […]

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Boyle Heights mariachis agree to 14 percent rent hike but win new leases ending months-long strike


The deal could be a model for other LA renters to follow By Elijah Chiland  After a months-long struggle, renters living in a Boyle Heights apartment complex close to Mariachi Plaza have reached an agreement with the building’s owner and property management company allowing them to remain in their residences. On Thursday, a coalition of community groups that […]

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5 Lessons Learned from the Mariachis’ Victory over BJ Turner


The tenants and their supporters at 1815 E 2nd St. by Jacob Woocher After over a year of collective struggle, the tenants of 1815 E 2nd St. in Boyle Heights have finalized their negotiations with property owner BJ Turner and will remain in their homes! 13 of the 25 tenants in the building have signed a collective bargaining […]

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Tenants Reach Settlement Deal to Control Apartment Rent Increases


by: NATHAN SOLIS   LOS ANGELES (CN) – Tenants of a Los Angeles apartment complex who refused to pay huge rent spikes last year and were then served eviction notices scored a victory Thursday when they reached a settlement agreement with their landlord to stay in their homes. Last June, seven tenants at the Boyle Height’s […]

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